Altarum Institute creates systems-based solutions to promote sexual health and well-being across the lifespan. We seek to create a culture where sexuality is a positive, healthy part of being human; where policy and programs are evidence-based and cutting edge; and, where all people are treated with dignity and respect. Our approach to sexual and reproductive health is holistic, but we also bring expertise in family planning, HIV, STIs, and viral hepatitis; maternal and child health; and in cross-cutting areas of health equity and the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Our work is grounded in the socio-ecological model, which helps us pinpoint and address the key factors that contribute to health outcomes and disparities. To tackle these challenges, we draw upon strategies that include coalition-building, health communications, training and technical assistance, and digital design and online learning.
National Coalition for Sexual Health - By nearly every measure, sexual health in the U.S. is poor, and traditional approaches to sexual health are often disease focused, negative, and narrow in scope. With funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a new coalition to promote sexual health and wellness across the lifespan—using a holistic, positive approach—was established.
Family Planning National Training Center for Coordination and Strategic Initiatives - Talented, knowledgeable health care providers are needed to deliver client-centered family planning services. As the coordinator of all the family planning national training centers, Altarum designed and implemented an online learning platform to offer flexible, tailored training and technical assistance to these providers.
Assessing the Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Title X Family Planning Services - Utilizing a qualitative case study approach, Altarum is working with the Urban Institute to assess the impact of health system changes resulting from the Affordable Care Act on Title X-funded family planning centers.
We are passionate about our work, action-oriented, and results driven. To learn more about our work, read our fact sheet.
Altarum Sexual Health Resources:
- Infographic: A Cross-Training for Initmate Partner Violence and HIV Service Providers
- Sexual Health and Your Patients: A Provider's Guide
- Talking with the Public about Sexual Health: Message Frameworks
- Take Charge of Your Sexual Health: What You Need to Know About Preventive Services
- Why Screen for Chlamydia
- Helping Patients and Health Care Providers Have “The Talk”
- The Complexities of Messaging on Zika
- Understanding our Own Complicity: Addressing Disparities in Family Planning and Contraception Use
For further information, please contact:
Population Health Strategies
11300 Rockville Pike, Suite 500
Rockville, MD 20852